racist fraternities and sororities

The campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. is abuzz with tension after a white sorority member’s racist Snapchat video made rounds on social media. The school has addressed the matter and the Black Student Union organized a collective effort to voice concerns.

The University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon racism scandal is, unfortunately, nothing new: in the long and storied history of fraternities and sororities in American universities, racism is as common as panty raids.